School nurses are in a unique position to talk to young people about their career as a school nurse, and NHS Careers have launched a new toolkit to encourage more students to consider it as a career option.
The toolkit takes a fresh look at what modern-day school nurses do and the difference they make to young people and their families. It contains all the information and materials you need to talk to young people about school nursing as a career option, perhaps as part of a careers talk.
What’s in it?
There's a video, poster, presentation slides and case studies to help you dispel the myths about what school nurses do and tell the story about what an excellent career choice it is.
School nurses have a huge impact on children and young people in so many ways, making it an immensely rewarding career choice. Unlike their ‘nit nurse’ reputation of yesteryear, they are a vital first port of call for children and young people and make a real difference to young people and their families.
◦deliver health promotion and supporting healthy lifestyles
◦provide health and sex education
◦carry out developmental screening
◦support emotional health and wellbeing
◦administer immunisation programmes
◦offer specialist advice on conditions such as asthma and diabetes
◦provide additional support for ‘looked after children’ such as those in foster homes.